The last week has not only been busy, it has one of my bad belly weeks. About once a month, I get a bad belly. Pam thinks it is from all of my daily medications. I am currently on meds for my hips, my knees and incontinence. She was hoping it would improve with my new no corn/no wheat diet, but it hasn’t so far. So the issue is that I develop diarrhea for 1-2 days. So Pam feeds me rice and chicken broth. This time I went completely off all food and was going on 3 days with the diarrhea so Pam was getting worried. She asked me to quiz all my Facebook friends for advice and she talked to a few people. She then heard from one of our neighbors that Pumpkin helps both diarrhea and constipation. So after a little research and encouragement from my Facebook friends, she gave me some pumpkin! I ate all of my food with the pumpkin on it and within 24 hours I was all better.
Unfortunately that only lasted for a day or so. Monday I broke into the “food room”. The food room is actually the human’s bathroom! Now how rude is that to keep my food where they…. Anyway, I am quite agile when I need to be and got the door open (it has a round door knob and I am not sharing my secret!) and once in I simply opened the middle drawer and helped myself to 2 bags of treats. About halfway through the second bag I got full so I left the rest for later. Unfortunately, Pam came home and locked up the food room again. And you know what, I am kind of glad because my belly doesn’t feel so good again. Glad Pam is still giving me pumpkin!
A spoonful of pumpkin a day, keeps the s–ts away! (Oops sorry I know this is a family blog but I couldn’t resist!)
FYI – Make sure you get the canned 100% Pumpkin NOT Pumpkin Pie Filling (it has all sorts of spices and stuff in it) If you aren’t sure, read the ingredients it should just list Pumpkin.